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Download: MIUI 12.5 Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: Oct 25 builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12.5 - is finally here. The first incremental update over MIUI 12 has been unveiled at the Mi 11 launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 12, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12.5 brings in a slew...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. This article will serve as the central repository of download links for...

TWRP officially arrives on four new devices, including Galaxy A10 and POCO X2

TeamWin Recovery Project, more widely known by its TWRP abbreviation, is the most popular custom recovery software for Android devices. TWRP allows you to do everything from flash custom ROMs to creating full backups, all in a few taps. The team behind the project just released a minor update a few days ago, and now...

Kernel sources for the Motorola Moto E7/E7 Plus and a truckload of Xiaomi devices are now available

Since Android is built on top of the Linux kernel, Android device makers have to provide, upon customer request, the source code for any Linux kernel binaries that ship on their devices. That includes not only the release date software, but also any subsequent updates to the kernel. The availability of such sources allow the...

Download: POCO X2 is getting its Android 11 update with MIUI 12

Launched back in February last year, the POCO X2 (our review) offers some solid specifications, such as a capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC, a 4,500mAh battery with 27W fast charging support, and a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor as the primary rear camera. The factory-installed operating system on the phone was MIUI 11 on top of...

Resurrection Remix 8.5.7 based on Android 10 is now available for several Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung, and Google devices

If you consider yourself a true flashaholic, then the name "Resurrection Remix" should ring a bell. The custom ROM is known for its style and customizability, while its foundation is based on bits and pieces from LineageOS, Pixel Experience, and OmniROM. The developers started rebasing the project on top of Android 10 a few months...

Energy Ring battery indicator adds support for OPPO Find X2 Pro, Huawei P40 Pro, POCO X2, Redmi Note 9, and more

The hole-punch camera cutout is one of those display design elements that has seen widespread adoption among smartphone makers in the last year. If you're not a fan of mechanical pop-up cameras or notches, the hole-punch cutout layout is indeed a viable alternative. You can even utilize the space around the camera hole(s) as a...

Google Play Services for AR now supports the Motorola Edge, Realme 6, Samsung Galaxy A31/41, Sony Xperia 1 II, and more

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service from the company that enables applications to create augmented reality experienced on devices without any need for dedicated hardware. While the service uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration...

POCO X2 Development Update 2: AOSP Custom ROMs are flourishing

Xiaomi's sub-brand POCO made a comeback earlier this year with the launch of a new mid-range device called the POCO X2 (review). Shortly after its launch, POCO sent out a couple of units of the POCO X2 to custom ROM and kernel developers in a bid to kickstart third-party development for the device. Developers on our...

CarbonROM releases its Android 10 custom ROM for 13 Google, Xiaomi, and OnePlus devices

In a blogpost, the CarbonROM team has announced the release of first official Android 10 based builds for Xiaomi, OnePlus, Essential and Nexus devices. The new CarbonROM revision 8.0 is codenamed PAX, after the Latin word for peace. This new release not only bumps up the Android version officially, but it also brings along the...

CarbonROM, BlissROMs, and AOSiP custom ROMs are now available for the POCO X2

Following the launch of the POCO X2 (review) in India, the company sent out a couple of units of the device to custom ROM and kernel developers. The idea behind the move was to help kickstart third-party development for the device and our first custom development roundup revealed that it's been a massive success. Developers...

POCO X2 Custom Development Update: Paranoid Android, arter97 kernel, Google Camera port, more

Earlier this year in January, Xiaomi India set up POCO as an independent brand and, shortly thereafter, the newly-formed brand launched the POCO X2 into the market. Since the POCO F1 was quite a big hit among custom ROM enthusiasts and developers alike, POCO sent out a couple of units of the new POCO X2...